In a bid to deplete carbon footprint and instil a greener, healthier lifestyle to its people, the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has introduced a “vehicle-free” initiative that will assure no vehicles enter the city for about three hours.
Due to kickstart this month, a day will be set aside to,” ‘Free’ the streets for activities such as cycling, running. street soccer, aerobics and netball”, said Mayor Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewan.
For starters, the Vehicle-Free Day Campaign will be held once a month, between 8am and 11am.
â€œWe will start by having this once a month and decide later whether to increase its frequency,â€ Abdul Rahman added.
â€œThe roads and areas will be announced later,â€ he said.
Abdul Rahman said the Vehicle-Free Day campaign had been carried out in the past but only outside of Johor Baru.
â€œThis will be the first time weâ€™ll be doing it in the city,â€ he said.
â€œThe campaign is a good way to create public awareness about the importance of taking care of the environment and the city,â€ Abdul Rahman told reporters after the opening of â€œJB Think Green – Making JB Aliveâ€.
It was launched by State Domestic Trade, Tourism and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong here yesterday.
On the Think Green programme, Abdul Rahman said it was one of the efforts undertaken to preserve the environment and that it was not only focused on cleaning work.
â€œWe hope that such programmes will enhance the sense of belonging among the public for the city,â€ he said.MYNEWSHUB